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Horse Shoe native to study Amazon biodiversity in Peru - BlueRidgeNow.com


BlueRidgeNow.com
Katie Farina, 20, has called the Blue Ridge Mountains home since she was 6 years old and grew up cherishing the wildlife around her. This month she's trading her backyard mountain views for the Peruvian Andes and studying the biodiversity of the Amazon.

Chimp evolution was shaped by sex with their bonobo relatives - New Scientist


New Scientist
By Colin Barras. Humans and chimpanzees might have one more thing in common: they both seem to have benefitted from sex with a closely related species. During the last decade, geneticists have reported that our species interbred with ancient humans ...

Neanderthal 'mini brains' created from ancient DNA could illuminate human brain biology - Genetic Literacy Project


Genetic Literacy Project
They could demonstrate for the first time if there were meaningful differences between human and Neanderthal brain biology. “Neanderthals are the closest relatives to everyday humans, so if we should define ourselves as a group or a species it is ...

Ancient Farmers of the Amazon

Arlington - United States

Watch the video segment from PBS's Evolution: "Evolutionary Arms Race," that illustrates the coevolution of the leafcutter ant and the fungi on which it feeds.

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    Evolution: Library: Ancient Farmers of the Amazon

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